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To William Samuel Symonds   26 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for book on old bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3099

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To Andrew Murray   3 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks AM for his note. [Asa Gray’s] pamphlet was meant for AM if he thinks it worth accepting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Date:  3 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  R. D. Pyrah
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3079

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To Williams & Norgate   4 March [1861]

Summary

CD is obliged for the securing of [Ferguson’s illustrated book of domestic poultry]. Since he has already been given a copy, may he return this one?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  4 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr.: Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 1-2 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3082F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To John Crawfurd   25 March [1861]

Summary

Asks for information about JC’s essay, "On the relation of the domesticated animals to civilisation" [read at BAAS meeting 1859].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  25 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (8 December 1999)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13786

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To George Rolleston   7 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks for explanation of cyanosis and clubbed nails.

Hopes GR will work out point about mucus tubes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  7 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (Western MS. 6119: 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3083

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From Andrew Murray   3 March 1861

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Will be pleased to review Asa Gray’s pamphlet [see 3068].

Is not surprised that blind cave insects are sometimes found in other dark places.

Author:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 47: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3077

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To George Rolleston   2 March [1861]

Summary

Agrees with GR’s remarks on Asa Gray’s pamphlet.

New edition of Origin to appear immediately.

Fact of clubbed fingernails in cyanosis quite new to CD. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  2 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (Western MS 6119: 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3076

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From George Maw   15 March 1861

Summary

Asks for a testimonial for Edward Newman.

Discusses the Origin, considers natural selection works well when applied to the evolution of nations and groups of men; on the other hand feels the classification of mineral elements is a damaging analogy as it parallels organic classification but could not be derived by any evolutionary means.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 171.1(3): 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3089

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To George Maw   17 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks GM for his excellent criticisms. His observations on the classification of minerals force him to "own that classification may be closely like that due to descent yet have no relation to it".

Asks whether GM has observed any cases of "bud-variations".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  17 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3090

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To John Murray   3 March [1861]

Summary

Making slow progress with Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3078

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To Joseph Leidy   4 March [1861]

Summary

JL’s approval of CD’s work is gratifying. Most palaeontologists despise it. Delighted that JL has some interesting facts "in support of … selection". Is sure his views will be partially accepted. Has never doubted that "much in my Book will be proved erroneous".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Leidy
Date:  4 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3081

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To Leonard Horner   20 March [1861]

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Comments on LH’s "Anniversary Address of the President", [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 17 (1861): xxxi–lxxii]. Notes LH’s comments on metamorphism, antiquity of man, and the Bible. Thanks him for his remarks on Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  20 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (9–10 July 2018, lot 374)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3094

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To Daniel Oliver   23 March [1861]

Summary

CD will publish on Primula [Collected papers 2: 45–63]. Will DO ask W. H. Fitch to make woodcuts of "pin" and "non-pin" primroses [i.e., long-styled and short-styled forms]? Encloses a sketch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  23 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 4 (EH 88205988); Christie’s Images
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3097

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   [28 March – 14 April 1861]

Summary

Asks for some unspecified items to be sent to him. The Half-lop [rabbit] should be killed, but without damaging the skull. Has not opened the box with skulls yet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [28 Mar–14 Apr 1861]
Classmark:  Max Rambod (dealer), February 2008
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3103F

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To Philip Lutley Sclater   4 March [1861]

Summary

Asks for a rabbit specimen;

inquires about a hybrid hare–rabbit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3080

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To P. L. Sclater   12 [March 1861]

Summary

Promises to send copy of Origin [3d ed.].

Is pleased that PLS has "become ""heretical"" on species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  12 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.240)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3086

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To P. L. Sclater   23 March [1861]

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Asks about distribution of Gallus and about description of Gallus temminckii, G. R. Gray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  23 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.241)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3096

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  • Darwin, C. R. Sclater, P. L. …
  • R.  Gray is described; for I cannot conceive what species is meant. Pray forgive & aid me. — If you were to say “yes” (supposing that I am right) it would suffice. — Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To J. D. Hooker   26 [March 1861]

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Henslow is dying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3101

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To Alexander Goodman More   8 March 1861

Summary

Obliged for offer to observe orchids.

Not surprised that AGM demurs to acceptance of his views. Discusses effects of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  8 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146: 393
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3084

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To J. D. Hooker   11 March [1861]

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Invitation to Down for weekend with Huxley and W. B. Carpenter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3085

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